Friday, 1 July 2011

Niall Toner: new song 'William Smith Monroe' out on Monday 4 July

This year is the centenary of the birth of the Father of Bluegrass. To mark the occasion, singer, songwriter, bandleader and broadcaster Niall Toner reports from Ireland:

I am releasing my new Monroe tribute song, 'William Smith Monroe', on 4 July, in many formats.

One of those is as a track on New Cuts of Bluegrass, volume 3, in good company with Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent, and others. This CD goes out to 550 bluegrass/folk radio stations in the USA and Canada.

I am also releasing 'WSM' digitally through AirPlay Direct, and that enables 6,500 radio stations around the world to download my song for free to broadcast on their stations.

'William Smith Monroe' will also be available as a download for fans and bluegrass music lovers for a mere 99 cent from 4 July, from iTunes,, and the NTB website.

Click on the image for an enlarged press release with more details of Niall, the circumstances in which the song was composed and recorded, and more. Hard copies of the song, in CD format, are available from the Niall Toner Band at all live shows.

New Cuts of Bluegrass
AirPlay Direct

Update 7 July: A review by Donald Teplyske can be read on the Country Standard Time website.